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an old friend returns....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by adrian garcia, Jul 30, 2004.


  1. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    in my recent quest for a Jazz style fiver in my favorite combination of Ash and Maple, i had a chance to reacquire and this bass and after spending some time with the J retro and adjusting the pickup gain settings in the preamp, I am very happy to have her back. Something about a good Jazz style bass. The neck and body are USACG ( thanks , Tommy!!) the pickups are DiMarzio Ultra Jazz , Hipshot Hardware and Carey Nordstrand assembled it. Now I'm getting a bug to do another with a different setup.
     
  2. rusty

    rusty

    Mar 29, 2004
    Singapore
    Very nice!! I'm glad you finally managed to find a nice Jbass :D
     
  3. Very cool looking. It's nice to be able to get a bass made to your specs like that.
     
  4. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    So did this complete your search for the jazz bass? :ninja:
     
  5. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Very nice bass. There is one former bass of mine that I would like back, but alas, I don't even know where it is right now.
     
  6. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Jared, the search is over, and at the right price!
    Bob, thanks. I was looking at a used bass three times the price and could not bring myself to do it. I even considered a Sadowsky Metro and Roger was very cool to correspond with, but this bass, with the birdseye and blocks, white guard and natural ash was my fevorite combination, that is why i speced it out that way in the first place.
    I am again very happy to have it back, so far did a gig and a rehearsal with it and the funky 70s vibe is so alluring to me, fat and funky. Gotta bunch of gigs this weekend, I plan to put some miles on it ! :bassist:
     
  7. I love natural ash! That gold hardware looks really nice with it, and while I'm not crazy about block inlays, those are the most tasteful I've seen on any bass. Absolutely beautiful. :D :hyper:
     
  8. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Never ending story for AG :help: The serach will continue :rollno:
     
  9. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Congrads Adrian sweet axe. Swap Ash/ Maple is my favorite wood combination also. :bassist:
     
  10. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    VERY Nice Adrian. Tommy p0wns!
     
  11. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    NICE!!!!! Love the '70's vibe

    Rob
     
  12. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    Adrian, did you have that bass on your site a year or so ago?
    If it was, I remember really thinking about that one! I still love my Lull jazz though.......but I'm always looking :cool:
     
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'm glad you got that bass back. I was VERY suprised when you sold it.

    Congrats!!!!!!

    Refresh our memory on all the specs. :bassist:
     
  14. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Nino, its a full size USACG Jazz body, REALLY nice Ash, on the
    medium/heavy side. The neck and the fingerboard are birdseye Maple. The inlays are pearloid. Hipshot style A bridge and UltraLight tuners, DiMarzio Ultra Jazz pickups ( USA ), J Retro Deluxe preamp ( U.K ) . Bassist made in Havana , Cuba :smug:
    Seriously, I have not been able to put the bass down since I got it. The whole 70's Jazz bass thing is a blast ! I did three gigs on it already. Wed night I subbed on a top 40 hi energy gig, 9 piece, loud, all kinds of dance tunes.
    Tonight at 8-10, a Latin Jazz gig, and from 11-2 a Latin dance band, salsa, merengues, cumbias ... the bass killed in all styles. I am really digging the J retro this time around, I must have missed something before, because though i liked it, this time i love it! I lowered the gain in the pickup trim pots ( internal ), I know it's a different mind set form the Sad 2 band, but this thing has an ultra bright pull switch that really sizzles, almost like an onboard tweeter vol control, and sweepable mids which help me dial all kinds of cool cuts and bumps. Its just a really cool back to roots thing with a state of the art eq- I think of it like a channel strip on a mixing board. Still getting used to it. Tomorrow and Sunday i have some smooth Jazz gigs where I will have fun pretending I am Marcus Miller ( yeah, right! :rolleyes: )
    ok, it's 3:30 am, go to sleep, Adrian
     
  15. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Adrian

    Happy to here the bass is all that for you, have you thoght about putting a Pearliod Pick Guard on it. I think it would work really well. :) :bassist:
     
  16. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    In a word?

    Sweeeeeeeeet.

    That's one hell of a bass, I'd love to get my mits on something like that!
     
  17. Ha ha!

    Another bass for Adrian... :p
    You've got 6 now! No?
    What about your black american deluxe?

    Bye
    Vince
     
  18. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Pearliod Pickguard :bassist:
     
  19. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.sadowsky.com/stock/images/62355_full.jpg">

    www.sadowsky.com :)
     
  20. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    I highly reccomend these basses , solid construction sweet tone. :) :bassist: